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Backpack folding bike – great for hiking

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Bergmönch – Hiking uphill Wheeling downhill from Thomas Kaiser on Vimeo.

Climbing uphill it’s carried like a rucksack – for descents it mutates into a fun-packed downhilling device.   Uphill it’s a rucksack. Unfold in 2 minutes and then roll downhill effortlessly in an action-packed descent.

“Going uphill you can climb unrestricted, with hands and senses free, then swoosh back down to valley level either standing or kneeling according to the terrain!”

Source:  Bergmonch

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Innovative solar powered bridge de-icer

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Pave Guard:
Getting rid of snow and ice forever…
using the power of the sun.

Pave Guard Technologies,® Inc. has combined subsurface heating with solar energy to present a system that will eliminate snow and ice from forming on pavement while serving as an alternative energy source. The Pave Guard System is also designed to pay for itself over a period of 5-7 years while putting money back in your pocket for another 13 years or more.

Solar panels silently convert light into electricity. They have no moving parts, require little maintenance and are designed to last for many years. Photovoltaic solar panels work best in direct sunlight, but they also work well even on cloudy days.

Solar panels can be used to supply a substantial proportion of the electrical needs of typical households. They can be mounted on the roof or on the ground and connected to the local electric utility or stand alone (not connected to the utility), either supplying all the power directly to the home or pumping the excess back to the utility. Apart from reducing your electricity bill, home owners can often sell any surplus electricity directly back to the utility at an attractive rate.

Source:  Pave Guard Tech

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Generate a help URL so friends and family can send you instant screen recordings

Generate a help URL so friends and family can send you instant screen recordings to help trouble shoot computer issues.  Watch a demo

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ExoHike was designed for carrying heavy loads during long missions

lockheed martin robotic exoskeleton

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ExoHiker™ was designed for carrying heavy loads during long missions.

* Weight: 31 lbf including power unit, batteries and on-board computer
* Payload: 150 lbf while the wearer feels no load
* Noise: virtually imperceptible
* Mission Duration: without small pack-mounted solar panel: 42 miles for a pound of battery (Lithium Polymer) at the average speed 2.5 mph. With a small solar panel, its mission time will be unlimited.

Example: Due to an unprecedented actuation and power delivery technology, an 80 W-hour battery which weighs 1.2 pounds is sufficient to power this exoskeleton to carry 150 pound of load for 21 hours while the wearer feels no load on her/his shoulder.

* Interface: small hand-held LCD display
* Special features: easy-stow™ retractable legs, quick release emergency egress from backpack and/or exoskeleton, and unfettered driving of vehicles while wearing the exo.

Source:  Berkeley Bionics

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Plug-and-Play hospitals from Doctors without Borders helping Haiti

It’s an amazing setup that’s doing essential, heroic work. If you can, donate to Doctors Without Borders to help them keep doing it.

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Inflatable balloon based device limits deaths due to profuse bleeding

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Inflatable Device Stops the Bleeding

A fast, efficient balloon-based system could save lives on the street and battlefield.

Uncontrolled bleeding is a major cause of death on the battlefield, and according to military medical experts, it accounts for 80 percent of otherwise preventable deaths. One problem is that there are no effective treatments for deep, penetrating wounds, which are too severe for gauze packing and are in areas where a tourniquet cannot be applied. To stop life-threatening bleeding in such instances, Maynard Ramsey, the chief executive officer and chief technology officer at CardioCommand, a Tampa, FL-based medical device company, has developed a balloon-based system that can be inserted into a wound and inflated in less than 90 seconds.

Source:  Technology Review

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